I have had a lot of questions recently on where to get a good knife. Not that being at the helm of Modern Day Dads makes me any type of expert on anything, knives especially, but I feel like I owe it to my readers to deliver my honest opinion and do the legwork to answer the question, “Who makes the best knives?” I had been looking for a good knife myself, one who’s craftsmanship was unmatchable, one that was unique, and one that I could feel good about supporting it’s maker. I searched high and low, immediately deciding to toss out the corporate knife makers who’s blades have no soul, and started to delve deep into the world of hand made, one of a kind blades.
Through my searches, a name kept coming up again and again, Richard Baggett. From professional skateboarders, to hard-working musicians, those that needed protection and those that just admired an artisan blade, Richard Baggett became the name on the top of the list and the only name I kept on seeing. Richard Baggett is a hard-working blacksmith from Texas. Not only is he a dedicated family man (Rad Dad Feature: Richard Baggett) but he is also an absolute master of his craft. He is the kind of guy you can feel good supporting and the type of person that immediately feels like an old friend. Richard makes knives that only two honest hands and an unbeatable passion for the trade could make. With attention to every detail and a one-of-a-kind look, this is the knife you have been searching for, my friends.
Richard is able to repurpose pieces of metal like railroad ties and horseshoes and turn them into a blade that could stay at your side in the one of his detailed leather sheaths, or even sit on a mantle as a display of fine art. Richard makes the kind of knife that you can trust your life with and trust to cut true every time. The type of knife you could hand down to your child, and them to their children. It’s that type of knife. Very rarely do you get a blade that is sharp enough for you to shave your face, cut your steak and be an appropriate every day carry defensive tool, but don’t expect anything less than the finest from Richard.
From the carefully selected and shaped grip on my “fancy gambler” to the rugged yet refined pattern on the blade, I have never felt such a fine representation of American-made quality before. A perfect weight with a fine tuned grip and blade, this is definitely a gift that any real man (or woman) will appreciate. No matter if you just want the coolest knife on earth for yourself these knives also make the perfect gift. No matter if you plan to give it to a special person in your life, show your own father you care, to put some protection in your purse, or just want to finally give a gift that your husband actually likes, do yourself a favor and get a hold of Richard. He has a quick turnaround, amazingly fair prices, and will custom create the blade of your dreams.
Richard Baggett makes knives for the most bad ass of people on the planet, don’t you feel like you belong amongst those ranks? I thought so. Check out some of Richards jaw dropping work here:
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Order your custom, one of a kind blade by giving him a holler over email. Don’t forget to tell him “Modern Day Dads” sent you, but he’d treat you like family either way. Email Richard at the address below:
Thanks again to Richard for sending me such an awesome knife! You’re the best in the biz, brother!